SATURDAY SATELLITE BOY
8.30PM, ABC ★★★
A quiet, unhurried and graceful Australian drama. In the far northern reaches of WA, a young Aboriginal boy and his grandfather face eviction from the unusual place they call home. The pair live at the site of an abandoned drive-in cinema, which has been marked for demolition by a local mining company. Incensed by the news, 11-year-old Pete (Cameron Wallaby) takes off for the big smoke to see if he can change the miners’ minds. The film could be construed as a bit slow for some tastes. Nevertheless, its fascination with a fading way of life in the Outback (and the people determined to keep living it as vividly as they can) is a small triumph. Co-stars David Gulpilil.